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Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:35pm

Haspel faced criticism for her role in the agency's waterboarding program. But several Senate Democrats joined almost all the Republicans to confirm her as the first woman to lead the CIA.

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How Trump's 'War' On The 'Deep State' Is Leading To The Dismantling Of Government

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:57pm

New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos says that hundreds of non-partisan civil servants, considered not loyal enough to the administration, have been marginalized or pushed out of government entirely.

During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants 'Animals'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 5:21am

During the discussion on California's "sanctuary law," the president said of immigrants suspected of gang membership, "These aren't people. These are animals."

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Breaking With Trump's GOP, Koch Brothers Praise Democrats On Immigration

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:02am

The Latino outreach arm of the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers' network is paying for ads praising some Democrats, as well as Republicans, who have worked on immigration compromises.

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One Year Into The Job, 3 Big Lessons About Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:00am

The taciturn former FBI director sits like a sphinx inside a political hurricane in which he is considered both a villain and an unlikely champion.

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Marking One Year Since Mueller's Appointment

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Thursday marks one year since the appointment of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. A great deal has happened since then in the Russia investigations.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin On Family's Opioid Struggle

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who is running for re-election this year in Wisconsin. Baldwin recently opened up about her mother's prescription drug addictions.

Farm Bill Controversy Centers On Food Stamps

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

The House is scheduled to vote this week on a controversial Farm Bill that would impose strict work requirements on people who receive food stamp benefits.

News Brief: New Trump Tower Meeting Documents, NAFTA, Burundi Referendum

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Senators released new documents related to the Russia investigation. Also, negotiators working on overhauling NAFTA can't seem to bridge the gap between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico.

Not Just Ballots: Tennessee Hack Shows Election Websites Are Vulnerable, Too

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

An attack earlier this month in Tennessee highlights the fact that public facing results websites offer attackers a much easier target than ballots or voter registration systems.

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Tennessee Election Website Breached

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Law enforcement officials will brief Congress on the threats to midterm elections. One of those threats is to local election websites — one of which was breached this month in Tennessee.

Backed By Democratic Socialists, Two Young First-Timers Win Primaries In Pittsburgh

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:27pm

Two young, female first-time candidates won primary races against established incumbent Democrats from a family with deep roots in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Time Is Running Out To Complete NAFTA Renegotation This Year

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:20pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan has said the effort to overhaul the treaty needs to be completed this week, but fundamental differences remain among the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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What You Need To Know About The New Documents On The 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:56pm

Here are three big-picture takeaways after the Senate Judiciary Committee's release of more than 2,500 pages of transcripts, emails and other materials.

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North Carolina Teachers Rally At State Capitol For Better Pay And Working Conditions

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:19pm

Thousands of educators rallied at the North Carolina state capitol Wednesday. They're protesting for better pay and working conditions.

Trump Administration Moves Forward With Historic Summit Despite Doubt From North Korea

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:19pm

The Trump administration is trying to keep plans on track for an historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea, after North Koreans complained about rhetoric from Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner Weighs In On Why He Supports CIA Nominee Gina Haspel

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:19pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to move forward Gina Haspel's nomination to lead the CIA. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., about why Haspel got his vote.

Suicide Is Rising Among American Farmers As They Struggle To Keep Afloat

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:19pm

Farm-state lawmakers are concerned that political fighting about the "Farm Bill" could endanger a critical rural safety net and deepen a growing mental health crisis among farmers. Suicide hotlines have seen an uptick in calls as farmers worry that Washington politics over trade, tariffs and the bill could make it harder to keep farms afloat.

Anxiety Grows Among DREAMers As Moderate Republicans Try To Force A Vote

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to immigration attorney David Leopold about growing anxiety among recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program about renewing their protection status under the government.

What Lessons Can The Trump Administration Learn From Past Negotiations With North Korea

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:19pm

To explore what lessons can be drawn from past negotiations with North Korea, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Robert Gallucci, the top U.S. negotiator on North Korea during the Clinton administration.

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